Green stars, growing.

The gorgeous flower buds of the sedum plant.  A butterfly favourite when in bloom, this shot shows the tightly knotted flower bracts before they open into their full starry pink beauty.

Sedum is one of my favourite flowering plants of the late summer and autumn.  They flower for such a long period of time; right up until the first frosts usually.  A bee and butterfly watching bonus!  It was a plant I treasured in my garden when I lived in England, as at this time of year you really feel the bee and butterfly spotting opportunities slipping away as the days get shorter and colder.

Also known as the ice plant, I thought the iced minty colours were perfect for this week’s one word photo challenge: mint!

 

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22 thoughts on “Green stars, growing.

    1. jenny Post author

      Me too, Sarah! It’s fab isn’t it, and yes, a real favourite with the insects. I read somewhere that it was ‘old-fashioned’ but I think it is so adaptable, and really quite structural and lovely – modern or traditional, depending on how you dress it. Perhaps I am too old-fashioned! ;o)

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        1. jenny Post author

          Maybe you are right, Sarah – I agree it is very versatile! And they do say that everything comes around again eventually!! ;o)

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  1. Tish Farrell

    Sedums are such wonderful plants. They are the last really colourful flowers in my garden at the moment. It’s always worth making a space for them. In fact, you’ve made me think I should take some cuttings up to the allotment.

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    1. jenny Post author

      Yes they are, I really love them. Great idea to plant some at the allotment, Tish! Some autumn prettiness when everything else is starting to look a bit forlorn!

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    1. jenny Post author

      Thank you, I love the green almost as much as the pinks once they are in flower. They are such pretty plants.

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  3. J

    I love sedum too — it’s been a favorite subject on my blog — the bees adore the plant! And after the soft mint you have so many lovely shades of pink and burgundy and brown —

    Great photo —

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